Students, faculty and staff at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) can take part in a myriad of events and activities to learn more about being healthier and safer as the campus presents “Living Well @ The Beach,” Oct. 14-18, at various sites across the campus. The week will kick off with an information fair at the Speaker’s Platform in front of the University Bookstore on Monday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Healthy relationships and attitudes are part of the Health and Safety Week focus, and the campus community can learn more about making their lives better through these avenues with lectures such as “Making Relationships Work,” “Healthy Relationships and How to Spot Them,” “Happiness 101: Seven Practices to Nurturing a Happy Self” and “Work/Life Balance: Encouragement for Busy People.”
CSULB’s University Police will present eight identical demonstrations for students, faculty, and staff on how to react in an active shooter situation while in the classroom. Also known as ‘shelter in place,’ these sessions are designed to demonstrate what you can do during an active shooter scenario or any situation where evacuation is not advisable. A question and answer period will follow.
There also will be a number of workshops and discussions on how to keep safe at campus or at home, including the Mobile Command Unit presentation of “Disaster Readiness at Home,” a women’s self-defense demonstration and a crime prevention/sexual assault panel and workshop.
Student Health Services is providing free flu shots for students as well as a blood drive and HIV testing. Other opportunities throughout the week include information on nutrition and stress management.
The Health and Safety Week also includes exercise opportunities from stretch and balance and building strength classes to aqua fitness in the university pool. In addition, several club sports will provide demonstrations, including martial arts, ultimate Frisbee and rugby. Faculty and staff will also have access to the campus’ LifeFit Center, a center for the healthy lifestyle of individuals 50 years or older which is celebrating its one-year anniversary of serving seniors.
Members of the campus community can find a complete list of the week’s activities on the university’s “Living Well @ The Beach” webpage.